Definition of "newsreel" []

  • A short film dealing with recent or current events. (noun)
  • A short film with a commentary presenting current events (noun)

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Use "newsreel" in a sentence
  • "(Soundbite of music) ZWERDLING: Here's a newsreel from the Korean War."
  • "(A newsreel from the Middle East which Smith watches shows a boat full of Jewish refugees being sunk by an Oceanian helicopter; evidently, in this history the state of Israel, founded in 1948, had had only an ephemeral existence.)"
  • "Truman’s cash strapped campaign used public domain newsreel footage and slapped something together."